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Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund - Info for Providers and Parents

This Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is for 2- and 3- and 4- year-olds who are taking up their Early Years funded entitlement. This fund is available to ensure the inclusion of children with emerging needs in early education. 

All early years' providers who receive funding for the 2- 3- and 4-year-old early education entitlement are also eligible to receive support from the SENIF. 

Please see the downloadable documents in the right sidebar (or below on mobile). Complete Form A for each individual child, and remember to provide a fully completed Form B for all children you wish to apply for.

Please note: Applications without parental signature to demonstrate parental consent will not be accepted.

The funding will be allocated on a banded system according to the identified need and supporting evidence base.

A new application form needs to be completed and submitted every term with clear evidence of 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review' and the impact of previous funding.

Band Amount Need
1 500 or below Low-cost equipment or staff training
2 500 - 1,000 Equipment, staff training, targeted support
3 1,000 - 2,000 Professional input, targeted support
4 Maximum 3,000 Severe / complex need, adaptation


Period fund covers Applications to be submitted by  Payment date Appeal date
Autumn term 1* 21st September 2022 14th October 2022 1st December 2022
 Autumn term 2 21st October 2022 11th November 2022 1st December 2022
Spring term 27th January 2023 24th February 2023 24th March 2023
Summer term 28th April 2023 19th May 2023 16th June 2023

 * For children who were in receipt of this inclusion fund in the summer 2022 ONLY

Please note: funding cannot be agreed retrospectively 

Under the Equality Act 2010, providers in receipt of Government Funding are expected to make “reasonable adjustments” and not to “treat children less favourably” by reason of disability. There is an expectation that settings are planning for children’s individual needs in line with EYFS requirements.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Monika Hammel-Lobo
Parent Organisation
Early Years Inclusion Service

Where to go

SEND and Inclusion Hub (SIH)
1, Siward Road
SW17 0LA
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Last updated: 22 Feb 2023